Batu Kitang rep wants unity govt to revive “missing” Mile 8 flyover project terminated by previous PH govt

Lo speaks to DayakDaily reporters during an exclusive interview at DayakDaily's office in Kuching today (April 18, 2023).

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 18: Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang wants the unity government to revive the “missing” Mile 8 flyover project which was initially part of the Pan Borneo Highway project but had been terminated by the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. 

With people now able to travel smoothly from Mile 4 to Mile 10, the former Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman stressed that however, travellers still get stuck in traffic congestion at Mile 8. 


“We have the flyovers at Mile 4, Mile 6, Mile 7 and Mile 10, but the Mile 8 flyover is missing. 

“The Mile 8 flyover is very pertinent to keep traffic at a steady flow but I have not seen or heard YB Chong Chieng Jen (Stampin MP) raise this in Parliament. This is one of the few things that needs to be done in the Stampin constituency. The project should have been revived long ago,” he shared on DayakDaily’s “Spot On” programme today.

Lo explained that the 8th Mile flyover was included in the initial plan for the Pan Borneo Highway project but the flyover project was terminated by the previous PH government after the 14th General Election (GE14). 

Pointing out that infrastructure in Sarawak is still far behind that of Peninsular Malaysia, he said Chong should bring up this issue in Parliament given that the project also falls under his parliamentary constituency. 

“Now that PH is the ruling government again and Chong remains as the MP and his boss is the honourable (Prime Minister Dato Sri) Anwar Ibrahim. I hope the government-of-the-day will consider the fact that Sarawak contributes RM80 billion every year, and put up this flyover,” Lo said. 

Noting that Anwar voiced his support for fair treatment of Sarawak and Sabah in his remarks when officiating at the launch of Raia Hotel & Convention Centre Kuching here yesterday (April 17), Lo expressed hope that all Sarawakian MPs including Chong will raise up all the important issues in Parliament, especially those affecting Stampin constituency, and make their demands known to the unity government. 

“We have been shortchanged over the years. (Moreover) there are a lot of issues yet to be resolved in the Stampin constituency. I hope the Prime Minister hears this as well,” he added. — DayakDaily